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2019 Articling Positions Posted Outside the Formal Recruitment

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I thought the fidelity posting was for 2018-2019, there was one for 2019-2020?

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19 minutes ago, hmyo said:

I thought the fidelity posting was for 2018-2019, there was one for 2019-2020?

Yes, Fidelity was for 2018-2019. I know someone who interviewed there recently that graduated from law school already. 

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On 11/13/2018 at 4:41 PM, Lawstudent212 said:

My mistake! Any word on LawPro or Sunnybrook? 

Yes. LawPro has been conducting interviews. I know that they do second round as well. 

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On 11/18/2018 at 11:23 PM, whoknows said:

Anyone hear from ATS Automation? 

Haven't heard a word. Anyone hear from Aviva or Economical Insurance?

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Sunnybrook just filled their articling position.

ATS conducted phone interviews, unsure when their follow-up interviews are being held.

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On 1/9/2019 at 11:32 AM, doublee1 said:

Does anyone have any updates?

Not a direct update, but given that ATS conducted phone interviews in the first week of December, it is likely that they have filled the position by now.

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